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“Cliche - "Hidden Gem" (gotta hunt for it)”
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #59 of 127 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Located under the Vail Visitor Center, next to the free, topside Parking Lot, we were glad to find it, but mainly because of the food! Primarily Tex-Mex (IMHO), one of us had the very authentic and tasty #1, which was 2 crispy, shredded-beef (ground-beef is my favorite) tacos with rice, beans, a basket of chips (tortilla) and your choice at the serve-yourself salsa bar. On the other hand, I had the most excellent grilled cheese sandwich, with tomato slices and many slices of crisp bacon piled on before being grilled. This was served with a large pile of very good french fries. Awesomeness, food-ified. Since this was toward the end of the off, or "mud", season, they weren't crowded and one of the very few restaurants open. Seating is somewhat limited. We placed our order at the bar, was given a number to be placed on our table, and our food was delivered to us not long after. Free soft drink refills, too! The 2- or 3-person staff worked hard to keep everything flowing smoothly.

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Thank WildWilliam
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Service was awful. The food was even worse. The worker brought out the wrong food and then argued with us about it. Horrible. Don't waste your money! !!

Thank glutenfreesearch
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you don't mind climbing up the steps of the Vail Transportation Center and eating in the bus station, La Cantina may be the best Mexican restaurant in Vail. It's where the locals eat.

Thank RJ1340
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Located in the transportation center - it's a little like eating at the mall. Nothing fancy. Order at the counter. Service was quick. Servers were polite and nice. Food was pretty good, price was great - under $10 for lunch in Vail Village. Had chicken enchiladas ( all white meat), fresh, and very good. Lunch even comes with free chips -- in Vail.

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Thank NWS2012
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic, delicious, priced right! Great enchiladas and tacos!! Salsa bar. Easy take out solution. Small space inside transportation center, super informal, not a lot of atmosphere but simply great Mexican food!

Thank lisavail
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